Being able to manage your home, having work and social life, is difficult. It gets harder as you get older because you then have the added challenge of children, then grandchildren, all whilst not having the same sprightly energy that you may have had in your twenties. So, with that in mind, how do you keep your home clean? Here are some tips to keep your home clean when you’re busy.
1. Get A Maid
Hiring a maid might seem like it is a bit too much when you have a small home, but no matter the size, it will save you valuable time and hassle. House cleaning services might be just what you need to help keep your home looking clean and presentable. When you need this service, it’s a good idea to go with an agency as they’d be able to supply you with those individuals who have been interviewed and vetted as experienced cleaners.
Hiring individuals you’ve met online or who are advertising their services on just a simple database might be more risky, especially as anyone can be on there. Your house size will likely dictate how long the cleaner is there for, so make sure you work out how long it would normally take to clean everything in your home and to the standard you will likely expect when you do it yourself. You also want to figure out how often you want them to be coming by to clean and whether you want to be in the property while they’re cleaning.
2. Do A Bit at A Time
Being able to clean your entire home in one day is not always doable, and when you’ve got other stuff on that day, it can feel like your rushing. When it comes to cleaning, it’s good to do a deep overall clean once a year. But to keep on top of things, it’s worth it to do a little bit of cleaning at a time. This can be over the course of the week, and by doing a small bit each day, you’ll find that you get a lot more done and will be a lot more consistent with it than doing a whole day’s worth of cleaning per week. For some, that’s just not possible to do, and even if you manage to do it one week, you might not be able to do it again for another few weeks. By then, you’re walking around in clutter and mess.
3. Have A Schedule or List
When we get busy, we usually find that having a list can be useful in getting things completed as and when they need doing. It also helps us so that we don’t forget or miss anything out. Create a list or schedule that works for you and that you can assign tasks to yourself to get done throughout the week or month. Usually, a week’s schedule is more than enough, but getting a month ready in advance will also help. As an example, on a Sunday, you might want to change the bedding and hoover all the rooms in your home. Throughout the week, you might want to focus on certain rooms in the home or do bits of each to switch it up and making it a little more interesting. The more you incorporate the list or schedule into your working week, the more it becomes a routine, and that will help make cleaning less of a chore and something that can be enjoyed.
4. Get The Household Involved
It’s important to let everyone who lives in the property know that it’s not just one person who should be responsible for the cleaning. Instead, everyone should be getting involved and doing their bit to look after the home and ensure that it stays tidy. It’s also worth encouraging everyone to clean up as they go, and therefore, there’s going to be less mess if it’s cleaned up there and then. It’s only fair that everyone does their share of the cleaning.
Keeping your home clean and tidy can be a challenge, but it’s definitely a wonderful feeling to come home to a clean space.
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